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post Sep 29 2004, 06:42 AM
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Here's proof

Well maybe not kill, but maim.
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post Sep 29 2004, 06:59 AM
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Ok , that guy was a moron . I feel sorry about the truck .
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post Sep 29 2004, 07:00 AM
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QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Sep 29 2004, 09:42 AM)
Here's proof

Well maybe not kill, but maim.

Holy shizer.
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post Sep 29 2004, 07:38 AM
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on a normal winter day you can generate enough static charge to start your car ..... now next time your battery dies you know what to do wink.gif
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post Sep 29 2004, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Sep 29 2004, 07:38 AM)
on a normal winter day you can generate enough static charge to start your car ..... now next time your battery dies you know what to do wink.gif

Hah, no. That's quite a few orders of magnitude from correct, sorry.

Static electricity can ignite stuff very easily though. That's why it happens at gas stations occasionally (and no, cellphones won't ignite gas, despite the stupid stickers on some pumps).

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post Sep 29 2004, 04:09 PM
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QUOTE(Enigma_Man @ Sep 29 2004, 03:47 PM)
Hah, no. That's quite a few orders of magnitude from correct, sorry.

Static electricity can ignite stuff very easily though. That's why it happens at gas stations occasionally (and no, cellphones won't ignite gas, despite the stupid stickers on some pumps).

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i had read it in some magazine somewhere....but these are some interesting stats

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Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of "static" at gas pumps. His company has researched 150 cases of these fires. His results were very surprising:

1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were women.

2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in their vehicle while the nozzle was still pumping gas, when finished and they went back to pull the nozzle out the fire started, as a result of static.

3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes.

4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until completely finished. This is why they are seldom involved in these types of fires.

5) Don't ever use cell phones when pumping gas

6) It is the vapors that come out of the gas that cause the fire, when connected with static charges.

7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was reentered and the nozzle was touched during refueling from a variety of makes and models. Some resulting in extensive damage to the vehicle, to the station, and to the customer.

8) Seventeen fires that occurred before, during or immediately after the gas cap was removed and before fueling began.


http://www.truthminers.com/truth/static_el...electricity.htm
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post Sep 29 2004, 04:37 PM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Sep 29 2004, 04:09 PM)
QUOTE(Enigma_Man @ Sep 29 2004, 03:47 PM)
Hah, no. That's quite a few orders of magnitude from correct, sorry.

Static electricity can ignite stuff very easily though. That's why it happens at gas stations occasionally (and no, cellphones won't ignite gas, despite the stupid stickers on some pumps).

-Jesse


i had read it in some magazine somewhere....but these are some interesting stats

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Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of "static" at gas pumps. His company has researched 150 cases of these fires. His results were very surprising:

1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were women.

2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in their vehicle while the nozzle was still pumping gas, when finished and they went back to pull the nozzle out the fire started, as a result of static.

3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes.

4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until completely finished. This is why they are seldom involved in these types of fires.

5) Don't ever use cell phones when pumping gas

6) It is the vapors that come out of the gas that cause the fire, when connected with static charges.

7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was reentered and the nozzle was touched during refueling from a variety of makes and models. Some resulting in extensive damage to the vehicle, to the station, and to the customer.

8) Seventeen fires that occurred before, during or immediately after the gas cap was removed and before fueling began.


http://www.truthminers.com/truth/static_el...electricity.htm

Your second quote is the myth.
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post Sep 30 2004, 04:26 AM
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Cellphones can't ignite gas at all. To start a fire, you need a spark. Static electricity causes sparks. Cellphones do not. Getting in and out of your car is a good way to build up a static charge, and start some fire. I know that when I slide out of my car, and go to close the door, I often get a static shock. If I slid out of my car without touching the body, and then touched something near gasoline vapors, I'd probably start a fire.

It's pretty obvious to anybody who knows anything the dangers. Unfortunately most people don't know anything.

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post Sep 30 2004, 06:32 AM
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Well I'm not surprised it blew up. He filled the balloons with a highly flammable gas, and then gave it a charge. Well it's pretty much common sense that it'll blow up...
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